Earlier today, Nintendo finally opened the official (teaser) website for Metroid: Samus Returns, which is releasing in less than two months worldwide. Unfortunately, said website is quite empty at the moment, with only details about Samus Aran herself and the story… but nothing really new that wasn’t previously known.
However, there is something new on the amiibo section of Nintendo’s website: details about the various amiibo features of the game! As we expected, the game is compatible not just with the two new amiibo releasing alongside the game, but also the previous ones (from the Super Smash Bros. series).
Here’s the list of amiibo compatible with Metroid: Samus Return, and what they do in-game:
- Samus Aran (Metroid series):
- Aeon Reserve Tank. Aeon is the name of the energy used for the Aeon Abilities, and if you run out of it, you cannot use them anymore. But by tapping this amiibo in-game, you can get an Aeon Reserve Tank, which allows you to get back a fixed amount of Aeon Energy;
- Art Gallery. Once you’ve beaten the game, you can access an art gallery, featuring artworks from the GameBoy version of the game (Metroid II: Return of Samus).
- Samus Aran (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Missile Reserve Tank. By tapping this amiibo in-game, you get a Missile Reserve Tank, which allows you to get back a fixed amount of missiles if you even run out;
- Concept Art Gallery, featuring concept-art for Metroid: Samus Returns (only accessible after clearing the game).
- Metroid (Metroid series)
- Metroid Marker. If you tap this amiibo in-game, you can use a Metroid Marker, which indicates the location of the nearest Metroid on your map;
- Fusion difficultu mode. Once you’ve beaten the game, you can use this amiibo to unlock a new difficulty mode, called Fusion, said to be extremely difficulty. You also get the Fusion suit right at the beginning! A “regular” and separate Hard Mode can also be unlocked without any amiibo.
- Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Energy Reserve Tank. By tapping this amiibo in-game, you get an Energy Reserve Tank, which allows you to get back a fixed amount of energy if you even run out;
- Sound Test. Allows you to listen to the game’s music (only accessible after beating the game).
Finally, here’s various screencaps from the official website:
Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) comes out on September 15th worldwide.